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Hey i have been trying to get the highest stable overclock at stock timmings for my ram. and since memtest is built into my mobo i just boot into that. but the problem is that memtest would see my ram at 230mhz but when i get into windows it says 226ish what one is right

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I'd say CPU-Z... It gives a more accurate reading than Memtest, the same as it gives a more accurate reading of the CPU Core Speed than the Bios. Does on my board anyway...

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Hey i have been trying to get the highest stable overclock at stock timmings for my ram. and since memtest is built into my mobo i just boot into that. but the problem is that memtest would see my ram at 230mhz but when i get into windows it says 226ish what one is right

 

Might help to know what motherboard you are using.. :cool:

 

 

You need to make a sig with all your system specs so we all know what you have.

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sorry about that i thought i made a sig for this forum. i have a dfi(duh) lanparty ut nf4 sli

and i have gskill 1gbzx ram 2x512mb i want to say that the chips on the ram are tcc5 not 100% sure thougth. so should i trust cpuz?

 

Thanks

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theres a reason they differ-- you are using a divider right?

 

i think this is how it goes:

 

memtest is going by the fsb x divider information (FSB x 5/6, FSB x 1/2).

 

and CPUZ goes by the REAL calculation, which is CPU/9, CPU/10, CPU/11, and so on.

 

 

 

if you search these forums for "memory chart" or something you might find it. it's a chart of theoretical memory MHZ times with a divider versus their actual MHZ. most of the time-- the numbers will be the same, but on some dividers, it can vary usually 2-5 mhz.

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